Azi Poached

So my old employer, The New York Sun, has stolen away Politicker contributor and former New York Press reporter Azi Paybarah.

My only consolation is that I’ve obtained a copy of the memo from Sun managing editor Ira Stoll:

From: Ira Stoll

Sent: Monday, March 13, 2006 2:30 PM

Subject: New employee

I’m pleased to announce that Azi Paybarah will join the Sun starting Wednesday morning as a staff blogger and news reporter focusing on New York city and state politics. You may be familiar with his contributions to Ben Smith’s Politicker blog at the New York Observer Web site. He is one of the editorial team who left the New York Press when Harry Siegel resigned; at the time Azi was the Press’s City Hall bureau man. Please join me in welcoming him to the Sun.

Aargh. Um, I mean, “Good luck, Azi.”